Student Engineers

Posted on 16-Jul-2018  
Application Close Date: 29-Jul-2018
Job Details
Flood Protection
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clipApplication Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

Student Engineer Job Description - July 2018.pdf (PDF, 187KB)
Job Description

Student Engineers


  • Wellington based
  • Fixed term full time from mid November 2018 to mid-February 2019
  • End of 2nd, 3rd or final year Natural Resources or Civil Engineering students


The Greater Wellington Regional Council's Flood Protection Department has two paid work placements available for Natural Resources or Civil Engineering students.

The role would suit students at the end of their 2nd or 3rd or final year who are seeking professional work experience to fulfil their degree requirements. Previous summer students have worked on technical analyses, asset management, river engineering, field work, data collection, consultation and reporting. This work feeds into departmental activities such as resource consent applications, engineering designs, floodplain management plan development, forward work planning and operational river management work.

We understand the development needs of engineering students and therefore will provide the necessary experience to meet your objectives, facilitated by one-on-one mentoring. Student engineers will be exposed to an interesting mix of work across the Wellington Region


We are looking for students who:

  • Have an interest in water engineering and particularly in rivers and streams
  • Work well as part of a team, but can be self-directed for periods of time once working on a task
  • Have good skills in Microsoft Office software – experience with hydraulic modelling software and ArcGIS may be handy but not essential


The Greater Wellington Regional Council works with communities to manage flood risk from the region's rivers and streams. We develop floodplain management plans, provide a free advice and consultation service, maintain and build flood protection works, work with the community to improve the environment and recreational opportunities, and provide flood warnings. For more information please visit our website at


If this sounds like you, please apply online via the link below with a cover letter (including indicative availability) & CV.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Amanda Death, Environmental Planner on 04 830 4048.

For other information please contact Lea Pannu, HR Coordinator on 04 830 4013.


Applications Close: 29 July 2018